Category Archives: Membership

Jamestowne Society’s 2017 Governors’ Forum and Spring Membership Meeting

By Governor Scarlett Gathings Shepherd Each year, the Council encourages the Governor to participate in the Society’s spring Governors’ Forum and other meetings held annually in Williamsburg. Following is my report on my participation May 18-20, 2017. On May 18, the … Continue reading

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We Held Our 2016 Annual Meeting and Council Elections

We met May 21, 2016 at the Officers’ Club at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, San Diego for a joint meeting with the Mayflower Descendants of San Diego. Our program was a presentation of a history of the flags of … Continue reading

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Our 2016 Annual Meeting will be May 21 in San Diego

We will hold a joint meeting of First California Company, Jamestowne Society and the San Diego Colony Mayflower Descendants at 11 AM on Saturday, May 21, 2016 to be followed by our Annual Meeting and Council elections. It will be held at the … Continue reading

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Announcing Another New Member, but Long-Time Friend

Martha “Marty” Cleveland Sommercamp, a long-time Friend of First California Company, recently was enrolled as both a member of the Society and our Company. Her ancestor is Reverend Robert Braswell. She submitted this profile for us: I grew up in … Continue reading

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Introducing Four New First California Company Members

We introduce four new members that have joined our company in the past few months: Robert Eric (Bob) Holcomb descends from Richard Cocke, founder of the Henrico county branch of the Cocke family and settled in Virginia about 1627. Cocke served several … Continue reading

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Report on Our May 30 Annual Meeting

A Message from Governor Donna Derrick: Thirty-Three members, prospective members, and guests gathered on May 30, 2015 for First California Company’s Annual Meeting at the La Gran Terraza Dining Room in Hahn University Center at the University of San Diego. … Continue reading

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Our Annual Meeting Will Be Held On May 30

Our Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at noon at the La Gran Terraza dining room, Hahn University Center, University of San Diego. Our speaker will be Iris Engstrand, Ph.D., whose topic will be Jamestowne in Context: … Continue reading

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Our Winter Meeting Was Held in Los Angeles on January 17, 2015

Ten members and three guests attended our January 17, 2015 winter meeting at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Governor Donna Derrick announced that the next Jamestowne Society meeting will be held in Williamsburg, May 15-16. There will be a riverboat … Continue reading

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A Message from Our New Governor, Donna Derrick

I am honored to have been elected to the office of Governor of the First California Company to serve for the term 2014-2016.  I appreciate the confidence you have shown in me to lead our Company, and look forward to working … Continue reading

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